University of Maryland Extension

Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypresss

Author: 
Lew Shell

Photo by Virginia Williams

(Chamaecyparis obtusaNana Gracilis’)

 The graceful undulations of this evergreen remind one of waving fans or a gently rolling sea.  While its big brother, the full size Hinoki, may grow to 70’ tall, this dwarf variety attains a height of 6-8’, a very manageable size.  Appropriate for urban or large lot, dwarf Hinoki makes a good specimen shrub. Its foliage stays a refreshing green even in droughty times.  Dwarf Hinoki requires well-drained, well-amended soil and loves sun, but will tolerate partial shade. 

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